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Amsterdam merit awards for International Applicants in Netherlands, 2020

The University of Amsterdam is offering merit awards for the academic year 2021-2022. The studentships are open for students from outside the European Economic Area. The studentships are available to pursue Bachelor’s or Master’s programme.

AMS will not be awarded to candidates who are admitted for a second Bachelor’s or Master’s programme at the University of Amsterdam. Students will be selected on the basis of academic merit.

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  • Study Subject(s): The studentships are awarded in all subjects available within the Academic Medical Centre (AMC), Amsterdam Law School (ALS), Economics and Business, Faculty of Science (FNWI), College of Communication (Bachelor’s), Graduate School of Communication, Graduate School of Child Development and Education, Graduate School of Humanities and Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS).
  • Course Level: The studentships are awarded for pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Scholarship Provider: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • The award can be taken at the Netherlands.
  • Number of award(s): Not Known
  • Duration of award(s): Not Known

Eligibility:

Candidates wishing to take part in the Amsterdam Merit programme must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support understudies financing, the Dutch system of study grants and loans. The scholarship office should be notified as soon as possible of any change in nationality, type of residence permit, and/or possible study financing support, throughout the academic year.
  • Be fully admitted to a degree programme at the University of Amsterdam which is registered at the Central Register of Higher Education Programmes (CROHO).
  • Be admitted to a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme at the University of Amsterdam for the first time. AMS will not be awarded to candidates who are admitted for a second Bachelor’s or Master’s programme at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Be able to comply with Dutch visa regulations.
  • Be enrolled at the UvA as a full-time student for the academic year and the programme for which The grant is awarded.
  • The candidate should not be receiving a full coverage funding for the same period of study as the AMS scholarship. Notify the UvA if you have been awarded and accepted another fully-funded position.
  • Scholarship continuation for subsequent year(s) of study depends upon satisfactory study progress. Because this depends on the curriculum and the rules and regulations of the department, your programme sets the standard for satisfactory progress, and the time and manner in which progress will be measured. Please be advised that you are expected to gain approximately 80% of credits in any one year.

Open for International Students: Students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

What does it cover? The scholarship consists of either €6,000, € 9,000 or € 12,000. In the first month of study – September 2016 – the student will be paid €1000. The remainder of the support will be paid in 12 monthly instalments. Note that the program can not be used as a tuition waiver; the applicant must pay the full amount of the tuition due (€12,000).

How to Apply: 

The faculties and international schools award scholarships themselves; as such, regulations may vary. Students interested in an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship should contact the faculty or international school offering the study programme of their choice for more information.

Applications should be submitted to the Admissions Offices of the Graduate Schools. Students can find the specific eligibility requirements, selection criteria and application instructions on the Faculty or Graduate School websites.

Application Deadline: Deadlines for the AMS differ per Faculty or Graduate School.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application